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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Apr 18, 2012 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Complete Jerry Garcia Interview - 1985

Thanks for posting the excerpt so I know I have absolutely no interest in reading the main article.

although from your screen name I would have known that anyway

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Apr 18, 2012 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Complete Jerry Garcia Interview - 1985

Actually the article is very interesting. Here are the paragraphs that follows the one highlighted above:

"My pal Jon Sievert, who showed up midway through the interview to shoot photos, observes, “Jerry was probably at his absolute nadir at the time of the interview, as witnessed by his bust in Golden Gate Park six days later on January 18. In between the interview and the bust, the band and Mountain Girl staged an intervention, in which Jerry was told he had to choose between drugs and the band. In the few times I was around Garcia in a private setting, that was the only time I saw him openly snort coke. What I remember most, however, was how articulate he remained when talking about music. As you can tell by listening to the tapes, his enthusiasm never waned.”

"I have to agree with Jon: Garcia was bright and articulate throughout the interview. In fact, he was fun to talk to. He laughed often and revealed far more about his creative process than most musicians could. Portions of our conversation were presented as the July ’85 Frets cover story, but the vast majority of this 10,000-word interview remained untranscribed until this blog. As he made his way across the living room and settled into a chair, Jerry smiled and began the conversation."

This post was modified by elbow1126 on 2012-04-18 19:03:35

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Apr 18, 2012 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Complete Jerry Garcia Interview - 1985

Yeah I lied and read the whole thing anyway, found it to be a great interview especially from the perspective of a musician. My favorite part was this:

Q: Why do you think you’ve attracted such a loyal following?

A: It must be really hungry out there. [Laughs.] I blame the general low quality of life, you know

It just annoys me that the writer felt he needed the sensationalism, whether true or not. The content should have been enough to sell itself.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Apr 18, 2012 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Complete Jerry Garcia Interview - 1985

hey kochpootito, let it be. You dig Chapman too?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 18, 2012 12:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Complete Jerry Garcia Interview - 1985

Are you implying lbow is Koch?

That is as likely as Secret Service agents haggling over hooker fees.

Wait, strike that.

Seriously, nowhere near correct.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 18, 2012 4:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Complete Jerry Garcia Interview - 1985

Yeah, but I sort enjoyed fig'ing out how to pronounce "cock pooh teat O".

Not up there with Forum Greats like "bottom dwelling butt-munch", but interesting term nonetheless.